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Pushing the Boundaries of Clay

Updated: Jun 19, 2023

For Immediate Release

South Haven Center for the Arts

Pushing the Boundaries of Clay June 17 through August 5, 2023

Opening Reception Friday June 16, 5-7pm


Media Contact:

Kerry Hagy, Executive Director

(269) 637-1041


South Haven, Michigan — Pushing the Boundaries of Clay, at the South Haven Center for the Arts, will exhibit artwork from Michigan based ceramicists who work primarily in clay. The exhibition will be on display June 17 through August 5 and will highlight artwork that pushes the boundaries of clay. This is the first exhibition that Noelle Ringer, exhibition coordinator at the Center as well as ceramicist and ceramics instructor at the Krasl Art Center, is curating. Noelle writes of the exhibition “Clay is a medium that uses the elements of earth, fire and water to work together in a harmonious environment to create an object that can last on this planet for centuries, this exhibition will highlight work that pushes the boundaries of the medium.”


The fifteen artists in the exhibition will exhibit several installations as well as functional and non-functional works. The participating artists were selected by Noelle Ringer to highlight the range the possibilities the ceramic form can take and to showcase a variety of surface design, structural variation, as well as thematic approaches to the media. Exhibiting artists include Julie Devers, Adriana Sanchez, Mary Lamson-Burke, TJ Schwartz, Kaylon Khorsheed, Yve Holtzclaw, Paola Gracida, Jane Mejia-Borja, Lynne Tan, Jan Kimball, Jennifer Zona, Heidi Barlow, Noelle Ringer, Sydney Ziemke and Sean Adams.


As is typical in exhibitions at the South Haven Center for the Arts, work in this exhibition will be for sale and we encourage art patrons and collectors to visit. In addition, this exhibition will include a featured object wall in the Center’s entry way that will feature both functional and non-functional pieces by the exhibiting artists that can be acquired at the time of purchase, while pieces in the main exhibition will have to be picked up or shipped at the completion of the exhibition. Join us for the opening reception, Friday, June 16th from 5-7pm.


This exhibition and correlating educational programming have been made possible in part through funding from the South Haven Area Community Foundation, the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


The South Haven Center for the Arts, 600 Phoenix Street, South Haven Michigan, is free and open to the public.

Hours are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11am–4:00pm, and Thursday, 11am–6pm


For more information visit southhavenarts.org or southhavenarts on Facebook and instagram. To contact the Center directly, email info@southhavenarts.org

or call (269) 637-1041.



Image One: Yve Holtzclaw’s Have You Even Read Lacan will be one of three pieces exhibited by this Kalamazoo artist who works and teaches at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.


Image Two: Eau Claire artist and attorney Jane E. Mejia-Borja will be exhibiting her sculpture works, including this I See You.

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